Katri Centre

2003 Project – What to do on a rainy day?

In 2003, you helped us to raise £7000 to fund the much needed Katri Centre -effectively KIWOHEDE’s headquarters but also a key drop-in centre for the young people of Buguruni- one of the poorer areas of Dar-es-Salaam.

When Pippa re-visited the centre in March of this year, she could see the value of putting money into providing a stable base as KIWOHEDE continues to flourish and now has 22 permanent centres and 4 temporary bases throughout Tanzania.

Buguruni is home of one of KIWOHEDE’s centres, which provides basic education, vocational training, STD testing and treatment. At this centre there is also a pre-school class, predominantly for AIDs orphans. In the old building, classes had to stop during the rainy season.

 In 2003, KIWOHEDE began to construct a building of their own, but unfortunately the lease ran out on the old property before the new building was complete. There were no finances available to finish the now urgent project. Kiota raised £7000, which completed the construction and funded the digging and plumbing of a latrine. The money provided windows, doors, electrical fittings, paint (for both inside and out), and computer equipment. There is also a new yard for the children to play in safely.

2001: This miniscule space is part of a rented premises where basic education classes at the old Buguruni drop-in centre took place. Tanzania has two rainy seasons per year, and when it rained, there was no where to hold these vital classes.

2001: This miniscule space is part of a rented premises where basic education classes at the old Buguruni drop-in centre took place. Tanzania has two rainy seasons per year, and when it rained, there was no where to hold these vital classes.

The pre-school class get excited by the camera in a maths class in their new, spacious, covered classroom!

2004: The pre-school class get excited by the camera in a maths class in their new, spacious, covered classroom!